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“A landmark publication in the history of the Second World War. Highly recommended!”—Douglas BrinkleySupreme Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower, General George S. Patton, and General Omar N. Bradley engineered the Allied conquest that shattered Hitler's hold over Europe. But they also shared intricate connections going back decades, and in the Second World War, they found their prewar friendships complicated by shifting allegiances, jealousy, insecurity, patriotism, and ambition.Drawn from the candid accounts of its main characters, this book reveals the real men beneath the legends.
The interactions among Eisenhower, Patton and Bradley were many and varied. Jordan has fashioned a surprisingly timely group portrait of three men juggling the shifting degrees of rivalry and camaraderie brought on by the burden of protecting their country at a time of grave national peril.Full Review
Jordan does a fantastic job of keeping the flow of the story going, providing the right military and political context so that even if you don’t know anything about these remarkable men, you will be able to follow what is happening and why.Full Review
To the uninitiated, Jordan's labor of love will prove the perfect primer on the three most powerful American warriors in Europe. For those who know a thing or two about this triumvirate of monumental egos, Jordan also offers juicy tidbits that legions of others have somehow overlooked in the archives.Full Review